Re: 11mph (18km/h)
No, I'm not having that at all...
The true conversion should be 0.0002%mvsv (Maximum Velocity of a Sheep in a Vacuum).
I mean what's the point of a standards bureau if no one sticks to the correct standards?
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The contractor in question works in partnership with a rather large network in the UK... And spun the tech off their highly mobile, mobile cell towers (runs out the back of a L200 pickup so they can drive it up a mountain if need be).
So licencing of the airwaves isn't a problem for them. I was disappointed though the the SDR kit was some off-the-shelf Dell rack mount servers. All solid-state drives though so less issues with vibration.
Really good idea for managing devices over a wide area but not so large than regular networks would be preferable.
A good example was for music festivals, hand all vendors their own sims so they can accept card payments on a dedicated network, run video/audio over dedicated networks. All on some that won't be completely borked because of abit of rain or having the APs saturated because different vendors are trying to use WiFi for other none transaction data.
Generally for such boxes you make sure it's in a room that does not see a cleaning lady(or man, such things do exist). Secondly, the box might come up just fine but that doesn't mean the attached servers will automatically play nice, seeing the boxen mit blinkenliten immediately and carrying on their merry way.
Sometimes, you have to restart things in a specific order. Usually the order is passed down in arcane rites by grey beards in locations where the sun dare not shine. Sometimes you get lucky and just have to remind the servers that things exist again.
I've been there a few times, even more fun having UPS's ripple start only to have one release the arcane smoke thus causing further embuggerance after a lengthy power outage.
So not a developer then? The fun and games moving from Intel macs to Arm macs has been..... Interesting what with getting installers to work, rosetta to behave other misc stuff.
That said, fine once done and I'm still shocked at being able to work for a day in the office without worrying about bringing my charger with me.
What about works that are out of print? Or rare versions with forwards/notes by interested parties?
Or for literature that is no longer in fashion but culturally relivent, or even heaven forbid has been altered in new editions in some meaningful way because the contents are no longer agreeable?
What of those from closed publishers? Whilst, yes... I will admit there is a certain amount of overreach, the sheer breadth of archived material is valuable in of itself especially when other archives aren't perfect (such as the service manual for a 20 year old CRT I own. Pdf versions OCD scanned the docs and used a random not available anywhere font for the parts list. IA had an actual scanned copy - no missing text).
Compromise and nuance should be agreed rather than tearing it all down. Especially things like the way back machine.
We're getting to actually having an ACE Combat game become a reality... We've had shooting balloons, shooting satellites, ghost of ***** for an ace pilot, short range ground to air missile runs, and now we've got robot/AI controlled planes...
Life imitates art in weird ways sometimes.
(and yes I know I know it's a weird series but the plots in some can be really fun - AC:5 is a notible example as is AC:7 - we don't talk about 6..... Or Assault Horizon. Though that's drawing parallels as well)
Own the issue, admitted it was human error due to procedural omissions and stated they'll make changes to remedy it from happening again in the same manner. They haven't said the fix was completely wrong, but that how it was applied, was.
If anything this actually gives some confidence in them and right now seeing the engineer punished wouldn't be worthwhile. If anything I'd say said engineer is now more qualified than any other to address similar incidents going forwards.
All in all, well done Cloudflare for putting this out there.
Teacher icon because every day is a school day.
For fuel, its on hydrogen... As the article mentions.. Several times.
At any rate it looks to be easier to deploy than the current mobile cell towers (basically a flatbed truck with a bunch of server racks, a radio mast, a generator and four wheel drive to go up the side of a mountain).
I wonder if the private cell network system could also be run through this?
To those complaining they over-engineer, it's difficult to build a piece of equipment to last until the day the warranty expires when you're only building one or two of the type.
Now, if there was a mass produced, off-the-shelf, multi-config satellite that's cheap to launch....
Then yes. But when running a team for 30 years still costs less than building and launching it then overeengineering it is.
Look, can we not have mining vessels in space using reactors? I mean, we all know what happens when you scale this up and end up having a Cadmium II leak caused by bad welds from a maintenance engineer.
No good will come off this I tell you.
Mines the leather one with the Ace Rimmer fan club patch...
No, but can you play Crysis on it? (because, obligatory).
On a related note I wonder how many instances of some game (say Doom because you can run that on anything) you could run simultaneously? I'd assume some kind of raised seating would be required but it'd be fascinating to see how many could be reasonably played in parallel...
The nozzle vectoring I'm well aware of, it was more the forced air over control surfaces bit when it's not in normal flight mode. I vaguely remember something about adding air to prevent stalls at low speeds to increase lift over control surfaces and this just sounds like a modern take on that.
As an alternative...
Considering the noted statement that most of these features are useless unless using software specifically to take advantage of the features, could Intel not partner up with the software providers so that the software companies are the ones to pony-up, hold licences etc for these features since it otherwise sounds like those companies are after a free lunch on someone else's expenses (also known as moving a CAPEX to an OPEX for accounting fun)? Sounds like Intel are potentially missing a trick and getting closer to those utilising these features.
1) If I bought one of these chips in a cheap, used server would I still be able to unlock extra features?
2) If so would that price have changed?
3) If the chips are no-longer supported directly by Intel would they provide the license to unlock this publicly? (like HP have done with old SAS raid arrays)
4) If not, can I turn off the features and get a refund?
5) Can a feature once unlocked be re-locked if required to say move the license onto a newer CPU down the line or is it locked to that chip?
I could go on...
Whilst true, it was mainly for control of a population (hence the 'concentration' bit), we didn't turn them into camps for exterminating while races.
And for all our sins there's plenty of times where we weren't the bad guys (like stopping the old Indian tradition of adding wife's to a funeral pyre).
Look long enough at a people's history and no-one's society is clean, unblemished and without horrors unleashed on others.
So with that out of the way... Good on Germany for taking a stand, let's hope they follow through in a way that benefits all.
Nah, I'd lean the other way - a high stress environment for the crew and send them with Thermostellar Bomb #20. That way they have something to talk to but that sense of danger to really give the crew something to worry over but control.
Nuke because... Well, it's what it was designed to do.
No mention of enthusiasts no longer being enthusiastic over CPU/GPU vendors enthusiasm for price gauging, nor how the collapse of crypto (please... Someone make it stop - crypto I mean, not it's long overdue collapse) has reduced if not removed the need for higher end components having to be acquired by purchasing a whole pre-built machine?
(For a while the best way of buying a 3080 or 3090 was to buy a dell/lenovo and then flog the now gpu-less computer since it was less than what scalpers were asking).
And I claim my five pounds.
As for migration, constantly....
Stop it. Stop it right now. Having someone who's job it is, is to keep merging, splitting and remerging stacks onto various platforms for the sake of what? Vanity?
For larger companies, the pain is real, it's like constantly moving house. For those who live in a one bedroom flat, that's not so problematic but when you have a 5 bedroom mansion complete with garden shed, 3 car garage and multiple loft-spaces constantly moving just makes everything worse. Stuff gets lost, things misplaced, people get fed up and move off, and by the time you've unpacked the last box you're moving again (and throwing away the nice plates while you're at it... Maybe a new car too....who needs CD collections anyway? Etc... You get the idea).
Anyways... No. Just no.
Is it that time again for the horse pills nurse? Mines the one with the fetching straps on the sleeves.
I had the dual core version of that....
Which then leads me to wonder, if it's parts binning to use chips that fail QA could we do the same I did with said AMD dual core and unlock the locked memory to get more bang for buck at the risk of toasting kit? (for the record mine only died a few years ago after 10ish years of service - so not a bad buy all things considered)
Equipment. All recorded out onto DAT tape which was rather annoying since it meant I never did manage to save a copy of that eldritch horror sound I composed (it still brings me pleasure that I got a C for it but was the only composition they didn't play at our awards ceremony...).
The other point well made is that midi was, and still is cheap. The actual interconnect chipage is so cheap if can be stuffed onto pretty much anything...like the youngests new keyboard bought for £25 so she can drag it to school (we also have a hand-me-down piano at home, but as old as midi is, it's not victorian).
I might see if I can strap said cheapy keyboard to a laptop and see just how far we can take it.
Which is a fine idea, right up until something serious breaks because whilst being thermal cycled a couple of times is fine, but many, many times can cause unforeseen consequences (not to say it can't be done, just that inspection processes need to be thorough).
It also changes the material costs, since materials to better handle the heat cycle tend to cost more. Alternatives are efforts like virgin galactic but then slowing down first becomes the big issue. It's all a rather fine balancing act.
I suppose you'd have to purge it first before reapplying the vacuum. Though I would have thought you'd have the same issue even without a vacuum - if water gets in via capillary action I suppose it'd be an issue regardless (especially since water in the open tends to full of stuff that isn't water... Like sand, salt, biological matter etc which I'd assume would lead to "bad things™")
To the hollow fibre concept but more as a medium to pass a current (idle thoughts on passing current over insulators similar to strip lighting, pretty sure it's highly impractical but still...).
On the speed of hollow fibres though I'd have to wonder on how altitude/humidity would affect said hollow tubes? Or if there would be some way of instead creating a vacuum (obviously not a perfect one, but the point still stands) in them since the maximum speed light can go at is the maximum velocity of sheep in a vacuum and all that.
If only we knew which waves they were.
It's about normal for the UK by this point. Anything that needs active investment, or ever protectionism from the government and they'd rather let whole industries sink. Innovation? Yes! Great, need investment to capitalise on that innovation? *sound of air been sucked in through teeth* "We're not sure about that... We'd much rather you took it and let some foreign entity commercialise it".
Even for private investment, we don't have the framework around it like in the States the encourage technology developments.
Why there are people so enamoured with Crypto? I've got a long standing "debate" going with a work colleague who admits bitcoin has no intrinsic benefit but still sees epherium as being of merit.
Me? Anything that has value because people say it does, anything that can be replicated (not the tokens themselves, but the platforms upon which they sit) so easily by anybody (regardless of qualification, because "disruption") is for most part generally has very little or deminishing value when examined closely by those of sound mind.
If you still consider crypto after all of this.... I've got a bridge to sell to you...
(pirate icon because at least they're honest)
Pretty sure alot of us are holding off until our current expense cards are totally outclassed and then we'll upgrade (begrudgingly).
I mean they've gone from something you were OK with getting a new one every few years and maybe was half the cost of your machine but now when the top of the range card requires about £2,000 investment in this economy feels like being gauged. Especially when that's only for the graphics card and a new power supply (because unless you've already got a 1000w one it's time to get your wallet out).
Also the card makers crying because the market collapsed is something of their own making when they profiteered so much from desperate gamers (who won't easily forget) and crypto miners (also profiteers trying to get money for burning electricity...)
Is that even if they are initially seated well, send a load or high heat through them and they can move if not positively connected. This can then cause arcing, higher heat, rinse and repeat until melty goodness or worse.
AC current is even more fun since it literally vibrates. This can cause cables to become loose, again arcing ensues and melty goodness. Really annoying when it causes your otherwise perfectly fine heating timer to get melty. Thankfully not burnie too (good design and materials) otherwise electrical fire next to water heater is asking for a visit from the local fire brigade and awkward questions from building owners.
Speaking of blue things... I wonder if they've tested the effects of viagra in space? (considering the current ticket price, the current astro-tourists probably need them).
Alien icon because that's conceivably what the child would be...